About Us

Our Team Has 35 + Years of Experience Providing Quality Automotive Care in Lincoln, IL

Charron’s Auto Repair has been the leading auto mechanic shop in Lincoln, IL for over 35 years by providing best-in-class repair and maintenance services to locals. With experienced and dedicated technicians, your vehicle is always in safe hands when you visit our shop. With over six bays to work on multiple projects at once, our ASE-certified mechanics are always up for any repair, maintenance, or inspection service necessary to restore your vehicle to its true form. We are associated with NAPA Auto Care, one of the leading brands in automotive parts and accessories in the U.S., ensuring that any part used for your vehicle is of the highest quality on the market. Call our shop today to schedule an inspection at your earliest convenience!

How It All Started

Charron’s Auto Repair was first started by Rick’s father, Arnie Charron, and then taken over by Rick and his wife, Carol, in 1985. Now over 36 years later, this family-owned automotive business is thriving in Lincoln, IL and the surrounding communities.

As a young man, Rick watched his father work on cars as a mechanic, and immediately became intrigued in finding a broken part and restoring a vehicle. Now Rick uses his experience as an ASE certified technician to help locals get back on the road safely.

Rick Charron | <i>Owner</i>

Rick Charron | Owner

Rick Charron is the current owner of Charron’s Auto Repair in Lincoln, IL. With over 42 years in the field, Rick started his journey in auto repair after watching his father work as a mechanic and became intrigued with completing repairs and projects. Now with over 35 years as a small business owner, Rick loves to solve electrical issues and computer-controlled systems in vehicles of all makes and models.

HOBBIES: Working on and appreciating old classic cars.

Carol Charron | <i>Owner/Office Manager</i>

Carol Charron | Owner/Office Manager

Carol is co-owner along side her husband, as well as the office manager for Charron’s Auto Repair. Carol has been passionate about bringing family values to their small business that has been serving the community they have resided in for years. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Carol has the experience to ensure that your vehicle is well taken care of while in the shop.

HOBBIES: Working part-time as a floral designer, crafts, listening to music, & spending time with family.

Pat Gorman | <i>Service Writer</i>

Pat Gorman | Service Writer

Pat has over 34 years of experience in the auto mechanic industry and has resided as our service writer for over 15 years. After becoming influenced by his father who also worked in the auto industry, Pat started his career in aftermarket parts where he found his passion for service writing. Interacting with the customer is his favorite part of the job, so if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to speak with Pat!

HOBBIES: Bowling, golf, & yard work.

Charron's Auto Repair employee giving thumbs up behind the wheel of fixed car

Our Quality Guarantee

With over three decades in the automotive industry, our mechanics know a thing or two about restoring your domestic or imported vehicle. We aren’t rated one of the best auto repair shops in Lincoln, IL for nothing – our hard work, dedication, and experience show in every service we provide. At Charron’s Auto Repair, our mechanics guarantee that you’ll leave our shop completely satisfied with our services and a vehicle running like new. We don’t charge until the work is done right – give us a call today at (217) 735-2222 to schedule a repair or maintenance service.

We Support Our Local Community

Charron’s Auto Repair is proud of our local community in Lincoln, IL, that’s why we give back to our customers and their families as a thank you for supporting our family-owned and operated business. We have sponsored the following events, organizations, and programs:

  • Lincoln Christmas Parade
  • Lincoln Balloon Fest
  • Relay for Life
  • Spring YMCA Youth Soccer Program
  • Community Halloween Fun Night
  • Women’s Summer Softball Teams
  • Used Oil & Battery Pick-Up Programs
Charron's Auto Repair team members holding up company sign during community event

Rick standing next to the Napa sign for the 2022 Napa Convention that was held in Las Vegas, July 18-21, 2022

In the convention center

We signed a huge wall, that was displayed for attendees.

Convention agenda and classes

The finale was The Spazmatics, Goo Goo Dolls, and Keith Urban. Nothing but the best from Napa!!!

Rick and John working on a situation.